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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2016, Article ID 9806386, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9806386
Research Article

Influence of Surface Treatment and Annealing Temperature on the Recombination Processes of the Quantum Dots Solar Cells

1Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2Faculty of Applied Sciences, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
3University of Science, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
4Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Received 12 June 2016; Revised 31 August 2016; Accepted 4 September 2016

Academic Editor: Taeseup Song

Copyright © 2016 Tung Ha Thanh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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